Publications List

Office of Attorney General

The Office of the New York State Attorney General offers informational publications on a variety of issues important to New Yorkers. Readers may download copies by clicking on the links below. Publications are also available in print, in multiple copies, or in large print format. There is no charge for this service.

How to order:

Most convenient way to order is our On-line Publications Order Form :

  1. Be sure to provide a street address for multiple copies. We cannot deliver packages to PO Boxes.
  2. Indicate the quantity of each item being requested.
  3. In the comments section, let us know if you need large print materials or if the material is needed by a specific date.

For questions about publications, including requesting copies, help in determining quantities needed, or obtaining specialized formats, please contact:

Public Information
Office of the New York State Attorney General
publications@ag.ny.gov
518-776-2357
Fax 518-650-9401

Note: It may take up to 4-6 weeks to receive some publications. Please call or email if you have any questions.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Autos

Online only (or call for copies)

  • NY's New Car Lemon Law Guide | New Car Lemon Law Arbitration Form
    This law provides protection for consumers of motor vehicles against all material defects for up to 18,000 miles or two years of purchase (whichever comes first). Problems must be reported in a timely fashion to either the manufacturer or the dealer.

Online Viewing Only

  • Advertising Guidelines for Auto Dealers 
    In conjunction with major auto dealers across New York State, the Office of the Attorney General has come up with a series of guidelines aimed at forging a more honest and therefore more competitive marketplace - thereby benefiting both dealers and consumers - by combating deceptive advertising by auto dealerships

  • Excess Wear Guide | New York's Auto Leasing Excess Wear & Damage Arbitration Program
    This consumers' guide emphasizes distinctions between leasing and purchasing vehicles. The Arbitration Program allows the consumer to exercise his or her legal right to challenge charges for excess wear and damage to the vehicle.

Charitable Giving


Charitable Organizations

Online Viewing Only

Consumer Tips

Online Publication

Consumer Fraud

Civil Rights/Special Needs

Online Viewing Only

Crime & Safety:

Environmental

Online Viewing Only

    Health

    Housing

    • Understanding and Dealing with Co-op Board of Directors | (En español Understanding and Dealing with Co-op Board of Directors)
      Discusses rules regulating and powers designated to the board of directors of cooperatives, information about leases and other documents and tips for tackling problems.

    • How to Handle Problems with a Condo Board of Managers 
      In a question-and-answer format, this page addresses rules regulating and powers designated to the Board of Managers, information about written documents, the Condominium Act, how best to tackle the problem, roles of sponsors, and how the Office of the Attorney General may be able to help in some circumstances.

    Immigration Fraud

    Internet

    • Your Child's D.I.G.I.T.A.L Life

    • Stay Safe online (Teens)
      These tips remind teens about the importance of keeping information private, especially in cases where revealing information might seem less obvious, like through screen names or chat rooms.

    Online Viewing Only

    Investor Protection

    • Before You Invest, Investigate
      Tips on avoiding scams and making informed decisions on investment opportunities.

    • What to Consider Before Buying a Franchise
      This booklet emphasizes the importance of research and skepticism for potential franchisees. It primarily aims to help potential franchisees to avoid illegitimate franchises and to make them aware of potential difficulties in the franchisor-franchisee relationship balance.

    Labor

    Public Integrity

    • Local Ethics Codes: Get It in Writing
      Local government are required to establish local codes. Brochure provides information about what needs to be included.

    Seniors

    Grandparents

    Students and Finances


    For questions about publications, including requesting copies, help in determining quantities needed, or obtaining specialized formats, please contact:

    Public Information
    Office of the New York State Attorney General
    publications@ag.ny.gov
    518-776-2357
    Fax 518-650-9401

    or

    Use our On-line Publications Order Form